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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 2, 2009 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Hey bus--appreciate the candor...don't let that irreverent drivel above alter things too much...esp that of the likes of Blue Devil, in which the handle speaks for itself.

Eh?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 2, 2009 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Careful PM, my theta reading is off the charts! (and I was able to charge most of the expenses for obtaining this higher level to my AMEX card)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Ha! That is too frickin funny! Ah...well, here I sit worried about my Lakers, and surprised that no one has popped the bubble that IS the Suns...time will tell.

Shaq, I don't think, is working out in his new digs either.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

How can you seriously ponder the NBA when the World Series is still going on and college hoops hasn't officially begun? The only two words I care about right now in hoops are HARRISON BARNES. I pay attention to the NBA starting around the third week of April.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Understood...I'll get back to you. And, good luck with that...har, har.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Nov 3, 2009 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Shaq is doing fine, As soon as coaches finger out how to utilize him and Zadruonas Ig ( hell Big Z ).Granted the Cavs aren't off to the 17-0 start they posted a year ago, But as soon as we get a rotation down, the minutes that see Big Z and Shaq on the floor together will def be a an eye opener to the dreaded Celts,They (Cavs) will only get better and gel as the season progresses, Of course I've said the same about the Browns many a pre-seasons so all I can say WT is witness.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 3, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scientologists meet the NBA

I wish Shaq well--I hope he fits in better with James than he did here with Nash, and I really want to believe he'll help them defeat the absolutely dreaded Celtics (if memory serves, Dire is about the only Forum supporter of the boys in green that bring disgrace to the color of my ancestors...McGl and I loathe them for that and so much more [actually, taking liberties there with the big fella, but he usually lets me speak for him on all matters of B-ball esp when Dire is involved]).

But, for now, Shaq is all talk and PR, not unlike the Amare he left behind here...what we needed was D, and the Shaq of old might have provided that, but not the Shaq of law and order...

Good luck to you and your Browns, and Cavs, hippster! At least until we meet you in the finals as BD predicted last yr...

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Nov 3, 2009 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Scientologists meet the NBA

I do secrectly harbor doubts regarding Shaqs ability to play solid D, If the man could hit a free throw I could easily overlook it, and do a good job pretending that its all golden in Cav land But.... back to the Dead.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

While the Suns have their Bubble to deal with, I cant wait to see how the Celts pan out this season. Seeing Wallace, Pierce and Garnett coming down the court at me would be a bit unnerving.
I know, someone out there must have a good joke about Mr. Davis and his broken finger. What an idiot.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Shelden "The Landlord" Williams is exceedingly thankful to him for Big Baby's dumb move. Thus far, getting good minutes and giving quality production.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

In all honesty, as a transatlantically challenged member of this 'umble community, I have to say that I find such remarks as opaquely occult as anything formulated by the Golden Hermeneutical Scientological Akands of Swat.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 2, 2009 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Ha! Yep, BD, SDH and I have to submit/admit to being members of the "sports is religion" community of misfits...Dire too no doubt, but he roots for the PATS (who SUCK!), so we'll leave him out of it for now...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 2, 2009 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

... he said despairingly.

Actually basketball and ice hockey I can watch and enjoy, but (American) football and baseball don't make a lot of sense to me. Guess I need to sit through a game with someone knowledgeable who can do me a play-by-play.

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 3, 2009 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

Sprinting in from Third Man to gather SDH's miscued (Dead)hook. I've been mad about cricket since I was a kid going to watch Kent CCC with my Dad and his brothers (the early days of Knott and Underwood).

Usually get to some days of Test matches, but not this year as a result of Edgbaston reducing the number of tickets individuals can buy. Saw the Aussies against England A at Worcester, but it was too much of a friendly. Equally happy watching a Sunday afternoon game though.

Is that enough ? I'm off to listen to Roy Harper's magnificent 'When an old cricketer leaves the crease' followed by 'Soul Limbo'.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 3, 2009 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

I think the sole reason that baseball was "invented" here was to come up with a sport with more rules than cricket. We'll show them Royalists! I mean, does cricket have anything close to a balk or the infield fly rule (look it up, tea-bagger)?
Then, of course, football came along and just blew 'em all out of the water.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 3, 2009 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

I like the fact that when the NFL played a game in London a few years back that many over there thought that the "breaks" between plays was for the sole purpose of showing TV commercials.


...and I still think India was wrong to cancel their tour in Australia (but what do I know)

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 3, 2009 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

All is explained ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJCqECUmx44&;feature=related

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 3, 2009 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

I prefer Cricket to any other sport. Try finding broadcasts in the U.S. though... ha! :( I did hear about the long-awaited win at The Ashes though...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 3, 2009 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

On one of my trips to London I was invited to watch day 2 of a test between England and Pakistan (before their coach was murdered). I spent the day at Lord's with some club members and even got into the members box at one point. It took a while to catch on to what was going on and what the strategies were, but by the end of the day i knew what an LBW was and why it was bad. England had a great day, although the test ended in draw. I find it hard to accept that a 5 day match of anything can end in a tie. Just doesn't seem proper or maybe it was too proper. Regardless the night before my flight back to the States I found myself in a hotel bar near the airport and I was watching one of those crazy tests from the Bahamas. Some other Yanks were there and apparently noticed that I seemed to be paying attention so they asked me to explain the game. In the lab we call it, "see one, do one, teach one."

Now the real spectacle at Lord's was the tremendous alcohol consumption. That was harder to comprehend than the sport.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 3, 2009 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

It's very hard to explain to a cricketing non-believer just how it can be possible to hold a sporting contest over five days and still not determine a winner. But, as snori I'm sure would agree, seeing one team, with no chance of victory themselves dig in to play for a draw and frustrate the other team's chances can be pretty nailbiting.

And yes, we are prone to put away heroic quantities of alcohol at the slightest provocation. And that's why we're running close to 9000 alcohol-related deaths a year in this country. (Said the man with the gin and tonic...)

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 3, 2009 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

If it were not for the copious amounts of alcohol consumed (Guilty) there would have been an epidemic of cardiac arrests at Cardiff on Day 5 of the First Test this year. (Anderson and Panesar).

I'm hoping for tickets for the Australia V Pakistan games being played here next summer.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 23, 2010 10:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

LOL 00 the skinnies! 00

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 3, 2009 5:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

"...with someone knowledgeable who can do me..."

C'mon, Rob. That one is just too easy. Even for me.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 3, 2009 6:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

Why, SDH, did I say something wrong? Isn't play-by-play what you sportsboys call it? Or is it ball-by ball?

:-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 3, 2009 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

I think it best if we just leave the balls out of it.

And speaking of cricket, this may be my favorite name for a sports themed webiste:
http://wowbagger.blog.co.uk/tags/cricket/

Wowbagger The Infinitely Prolonged my be the best character produced by English literature in the past 50 years.


This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-11-03 14:37:23

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 3, 2009 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

"I reserve the absolute privilege to be right, wrong, misinformed, arbitrary, imbecilic and inarticulate. And anyone who chooses to read my blog has the right to tell me I am any or all of the above and I have the right not to give a fuck, but you never know, I just might?"

Substitute 'posts' for blog - and that would cover most of what goes on here.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 3, 2009 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any cricket fans around here?

Oh, isn't that the truth.

I think the word "blog" (I hesitate to call it a word, but I have long given up on the hope that the English language can be saved) can best be summed up by that fine gentlemen's statement, regardless of the site's theme. Kudos to him.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Nov 2, 2009 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

I didn't take any of it as negative.

I don't feel like I had many choices, I got hit by a bus 25 years ago this week, smashed out the window of the bus, was thrown 30 ft and walked away unhurt.

I was then invited to the Greek 20th Anniversary shows where I the big event of the weekend was the 1st Cryptical in 13 yrs. I had been experimenting for many years but never had the type of experience I had that day. It was the beginning of a incredible 25 years which I celebrate every day.

Life IS MAGICAL suck every drop of the sweet marrow!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 2, 2009 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: any Scientologists around here?

Sometimes, that's what it takes...this is going to sound terribly cynical, but having been thru three live changing events, it's starting to get old...each one, I thought, was the last! Damn it...this in NO WAY is meant to detract from the seriousness of what you went thru, Bus...just that I hoped to only do it myself...ONCE!

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